Examination for the Certification of Pharmacy

Pharmacology for
Medical Careers
Connections to Education Conference
July 31, 2014
Nick Milasnovich
National Sales Manager
Pharmacology for Medical Careers
Prepares for or Supplements Careers in
Following Health Professions:
 Medical doctor
 Pharmacist
 Physician assistant
 Registered nurse
 Nurse practitioner
 Licensed Practical Nurse
 Certified Nursing Assistant
 Medical technician
 Pharmacy technician
Why take the Pharmacology for
Medical Careers Program?
 Teaches healthcare students about pharmacy
operations, identification of drugs, and prepares
for technician jobs while still in high school.
Schools districts are seeking CTE programs
leading to national/state certification and
containing option for end-of course testing.
Provides a foundation of pharmacy operations
and medications for all future medical careers.
PMC graduates can become employed part-time
as nationally certified pharm techs while working
their way through medical school
Students completing a PMC program are ahead
of their peers in postsecondary medical training.
Advantages of Health Science Students
Taking the PMC Program
 Students can work in a pharmacy while attending
postsecondary medical training.
CPhT credential will be noted on applications to
various medical schools.
Pharmacy and drug knowledge before medical
training are valuable to studies and beyond.
Most medical professionals write or dispense
Option for Pharmacy Technician
Certification Remains!
 Pharmacy Technicians:
Assist pharmacist with non-judgmental tasks;
Count, pour, weigh, measure, and label;
Master computer skills/keyboarding;
Practice customer service skills;
Use phone/communication skills.
 Medications must be checked by pharmacist
before dispensing to patient.
Program Structure
 PassAssured programs are accredited through
theTexas Pharmacy Association by the
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
(ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy
Self-paced instruction for high school seniors or
Course can be completed in one or two semesters
Teacher facilitates; does not lecture
Allows high school or post-secondary graduation
Classroom options:
* Class within a class * Independent study
* Distance learning * Self contained
PassAssured Program Capabilities
 On-line curriculum and testing
 1000+ question test bank each for curriculum
testing and end-of program testing
 Four levels of testing
 Teacher releases tests to students
 Teacher can monitor student progress from any
on-line computer
 Teacher monitors and facilitates...tutors student
when needed
 Messaging system via the program between teacher
and student
 Upgraded curriculum with electronic flash cards
and learning games
Major Supplements to the PMC
Program in Last Five Years
Study Aids
Job Interview Module
Communications Module
HIPAA Regulations
Exit Exam
Virtual Rx
iPad and Mac compatible
 Update of Pharmacy Operations subsection
 Aseptic techniques update of USP) 797
(United States Pharmacopeia)
Price Increase July 1, 2014
Price of program increased from $250 to $299
Last increase was 6 years ago
Eight curriculum improvements costly
Much enhanced curriculum
Provides basic pharmacology terms and
knowledge for all HSE students
Ohio Pharmacy Technician
 Effective April 8, 2009: A “qualified”
pharmacy technician means a person who
is under the supervision of a pharmacist and to
whom all the following apply:
 Be at least 18 years of age
 Possess a high school diploma
 Pass a criminal records check
 Pass a competency exam approved by the OHBOP
Ohio Pharmacy Technician
Law/Rules (Continued)
Effective September 21, 2009: The following are qualified
pharmacy technician exams offered by a national pharmacy
technician certification program accredited by the National
Commission for Certifying Agencies.
The examination provided by National Healthcareer Association:
Exam for Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT)
 http://www.nhanow.com/pharmacy-technician.aspx
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE)
provided by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
 http://www. ptcb.org
National Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
 http://www.ptcb.org
 The PTCB Examination contains 90 questions in three job
function areas. 80 questions are graded.
 Requirements:
 High school diploma or its equivalent
 No felony conviction
 The examination fee is $129.00
National Healthcareer Association
Examination for the Certification of
Pharmacy Technicians (EXCPT)
 ExCPT Examination contains 110 questions in three
job function areas. 100 questions are graded. Two
hour exam.
 Requirements:
 High school diploma or GED
 No felony conviction, or crime related to controlled substances
 Examination fee: $105
Purchasing Sources
School district/school purchases
Parent /student purchases
Fund raisers
Pharmacy contributions
Educational foundations
PassAssured Ordering Information
Pharmacology for Medical Careers or Student XL Version
 $299 per student for one year license
 Free training for the educator (20 minutes in length)
 Free technical assistance for the educator during the year
 Free student program for health science teachers
Dealer in Ohio is:
Buckeye Educational Systems
150 Industrial Drive
Lexington, Ohio 44904
1.800.522.0460 Phone